Discussion in 'Military Multimedia' started by Kunal Biswas, Feb 8, 2011.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Type 99
Misson of JMSDF
Japan is an island country surrounded on all sides by the sea. That means any threats to our country will always approach us via the sea. In addition, Japan lacks natural resources, so it must rely on countries overseas for most of the materials that we require in our daily lives. We use a maritime transport network stretching around the globe to obtain more than 90% of these materials. In recognition of new security environment, the Defense Program Guidelines defines the role of the defense forces as â€œeffective response to the new threats and diverse situations,â€ â€œProactive efforts to improve the international security environment,â€ and â€œpreparation for full-scale invasion,â€ which is the primary role of defense forces, and Japan will efficiently maintain the necessary Maritime Self-Defense Forces posture to effectively carry out missions in each the areas.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries OH-1 in winter livery
DDG-173 Kongo of the Kongo Class
The LST-4002 Shimokita of the Osumi Class
Two more pics of the F-15J carrying the air-launched UAVs
The Toshiba Co. Type 81 C short range missile system (SAM-1)
Komatsu Ltd, Type 87 armoured reconnaissance vehicle
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Type 87
A self propelled anti aircraft gun wich has been built after discarded options of build the Flakpanzer Gepard under license, it features the same twin stabilized cannons Oerlikon 35 mm as the German vehicle wich are licensed produced, while FCS, radars as all other systems are produced domestically, built on a modified Type 74 chassis.
This vehicle is from a training unit, nice insigna !
I simply love their camouflage pattern. Semi-digital, versatile, effective for Japanese terrain and beautiful.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries LR-1
Kawasaki Heavy Industries OH-1
Kawasaki Heavy Industries C-1
DDG-178 Ashigara - ATAGO
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Type 99 - 155 mm self propelled howitzer
OSUMI CLASS (LST) - Landing Ship, Tank - first vessel commissioned March 10, 1998
3 in service :
HYUGA CLASS (DDH) - Helicopter Destroyer - first vessel commissioned March 18, 2009
1 in service, 1 launched :
Ise DDH-182 (launched)
Howa Type 96 - 40 mm automatic grenade launcher
Kawasaki Heavy Industries Type 01 (ATM-5) - third generation fire and forget anti tank missile system
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